Greensboro, located in the heart of North Carolina, is the third largest city in the state with a population of just over 280,000. Discover the opportunities and conveniences of the city from your house with the feel of a small town with some fantastic neighborhoods with individual personalities and home styles. Take advantage of many special events and concerts at our colleges, including the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, North Carolina A&T State University, Guilford College, Greensboro College, Elon University School of Law, and Bennett College.
The city has a rich history, which is reflected in its name. Greensboro is named for Revolutionary War General Nathanael Greene, who led American forces to victory against the British in the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. Why the “e” was dropped from “Greene” is still unknown. In the 1800s, the Underground Railroad ran through Greensboro, specifically the Guilford College area, leading slaves to freedom. Greensboro also played a critical role in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. In February 1960, four African American students from NC A&T State University sat down at the all-white lunch counter in Woolworth’s. This sparked months of protests across the South and ultimately led to the desegregation of lunch counters at Woolworth’s and other places.
Greensboro boasts a wide variety of attractions to suit any interest. Here is just a sampling:
- International Civil Rights Museum: Located in the former F. W. Woolworth’s building in downtown, where the Greensboro sit-in occurred.
- Great Local Theatre:
- Community Theatre of Greensboro: The oldest arts organization in Guilford County, founded in 1949. Offers a variety of productions, classes, camps, and workshops for all ages.
- Triad Stage: Professional theatre located in downtown Greensboro. Produces and performs original works and re-imagined classics.
- Carolina Theatre of Greensboro: Downtown Greensboro’s oldest performing arts center, opened in 1927. Offers concerts from artists across all genres, classic and independent movies, community theatre and dance, as well as local performances.
- Greensboro Children’s Museum: Interactive and hands-on exhibits and programs that are fun and educational for children up to age 10, their parents, and teachers.
- Elsewhere: “A living museum set in a three-story former thrift store… building collaborative futures from old things in Greensboro and across the globe.”
- Greensboro Cultural Center: Home to sixteen arts organizations. Includes levels of galleries, classrooms, studios, and rehearsal halls.
- Weatherspoon Art Museum: Located on the campus of UNCG, this museum hosts exhibits on modern and contemporary art.
- Blandwood Mansion and Gardens: One of America’s great historic homes, constructed between the late 1700s and mid 1800s. It now operates as a museum featuring an array of 19th century art, architecture, furniture, and landscape.
- Many City Parks and Gardens, etc.. Here are a few:
- Greensboro Arboretum: Located in Lindley Park, 17 acres of landscaped grounds, labeled plant collections, arbor, gazebo, and lighted fountain.
- Barber Park: Features the Simkins Indoor Sports Pavilion, Penn Wright Baseball Stadium, 18-hole disc golf course, an outdoor amphitheater, a one-mile walking trail, six picnic shelters, a playground and “sprayground.”
- Country Park: Offers a dog park, educational programs, two fishing lakes, Guilford County Veterans’ Memorial, playgrounds, eight picnic shelters, seasonal pedal boats, and nature, hiking, and biking trails.
- Bryan Park: Includes 36 holes of championship golf, golf practice and learning facility, nine picnic shelters, horseshoe pits, volleyball court, tennis courts, and playground.
- Bog Garden: 7 acres of natural wetlands that can be viewed from a half-mile elevated boardwalk.
- Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden: 7.5 acres of natural and man-made beauty. In addition to a variety of plants, shrubs, and trees, this park includes artistic and historical sculptures, gazebo, and circulating stream.
- Lots of neighborhood parks
- 90+ Miles of Trails and Greenways
- Greensboro Grasshoppers: Our own minor league baseball team. They are a Class A team in the South Atlantic League and play in NewBridge Bank Park in downtown. The Grasshoppers have been a farm team of the Miami Marlins since 2003.
- Greensboro Coliseum Complex: A multi-building campus that offers athletic events, cultural arts, concerts, theater, educational activities, fairs, exhibits, conventions, and many other public and private events.
- Guilford Courthouse National Military Park: Commemorates the Revolutionary War Battle of Guilford Courthouse.
- Greensboro Science Center: Offers an aquarium, museum, and a zoo.
- Wet ‘n Wild Emerald Pointe: Largest water park in the Carolinas. Offers a wide variety of rides for any age.
- Friendly Center: This village of national stores and restaurants remains the most popular shopping area in the city. And it’s surrounding by some fantastic neighborhoods for ultimate convenience.
I would love to show you real estate and homes for sale around Greensboro and its neighborhoods, some of which include Lindley Park, Irving Park, Fisher Park, Lake Jeanette, Adams Farm, Starmount, Hamilton Lakes, Westerwood, Lake Daniel, and College Hill.